Montreal 1884 – Montreal 1950
49.5 x 20.5 x 20 cm
Purchase, Serge Desroches, Hermina Thau, David R. Morrice, Mary Eccles, Jean Agnes Reid Fleming, Geraldine C. Chisholm, Margaret A. Reid Bequests, inv. 1989.18
Quebec and Canadian Art
In the late 1920s, reminiscing with critic Jean Chauvin about his earlier works with anecdotical, literary and philosophical subjects, Henri Hébert stated, “The older I get ... the more I free myself from these preconceptions to deal only with form and composition.” At that time, he was sculpting statuettes of extroverted women, like Flapper, and more serene figures, like Miss A. C., Dancer from Oslo, which were part of a group of Art Deco-inspired works combining nudes and modern dance.